30 January - 3 February 2025 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

JLF Outreach Programme

The Outreach Programme is an extension of the Jaipur Literature Festival and focuses around taking a slice of the overarching JLF experience to children. Outreach is the medium of spreading the joy of reading, literature, and the myriad forms that literature and the written word takes in our lives. Starting with barely five institutions in 2011, it has grown over the years along with the main Jaipur Literature Festival. Every year many invited Indian and foreign speakers participate in the Outreach Programme. JLF Outreach has become an essential part of almost every school, non-profit run children center and even many colleges during this time of the year. The Outreach has already reached over 60 thousand children during these years.

JLF Outreach Programme 2024

2024 hosted the 14th edition of the Outreach Programme. Outreach began on 23 January in Delhi, continued in Jaipur and concluded on 5 February, travelling to 30 institutions in Delhi NCR and over 80 institutions in Jaipur, touching hearts, inspiring minds and bringing smiles to approximately 10 thousand children.

The JLF Outreach Programme is jointly managed by Teamwork Arts, producers of the Jaipur Literature Festival, and Pratham Books, one of the world's best known non-profit children's publishers.

14th JLF Outreach Programme 2024 at a glance

30 Sessions in Delhi between 23 to 27 January 2024

85 Sessions in Jaipur between 30 January to 5 February 2024

Children reached: Approx. 10 thousand

20 Jaipur Literature Festival Speakers, including Marcus du Sautoy, Katherine Rundell, Brian A Catlos, Devika Rangachari, Amrita Tripathi, and more.

20 Exclusive Outreach Speakers, including Ajit Narayan, Simran Jain, Abha Massey, Seema Wahi, and more.

14th JLF Outreach 2024 Speakers

Jaipur Literature Festival Speakers:

Antony Loewenstein, Marta Breen, Brial A Catlos, Marcus du Sautoy, Katherine Rundell, Anitah Aujayeb, Kamini Dandapani, Anand Neelakantan, Devika Rangachari, Dr. Shekhar Sheshadri, Ruchira Gupta, Karen Anand, Amrita Tripathi, Anjan Sundaram, Debashis Paul, Anil Aneja and May-Elin Stener, the Ambassador of Norway to India.

Exclusive JLF Outreach 2024 Speakers:

Ajit Narayan, Amitabh Pandey, Abha Massey, Anubha Rastogi Daspal, Suvidha Mistry, Seema Wahi Mukherjee, Usha Chhabra, Jaishree Sethi, Shilpa Mehta, Neha Nahata, Rishi Mathur, Rajeev Verma Banjara, Khusshbo Chokhaani, Simran Jain and Shankar, Sajid, Meghna and Davendra from Agastya International Foundation. JLF Outreach Programme 2024 Lead: Rajesh Khar Jaipur Outreach Coordinators: Chhavi Vyas and Ajay Sharma Outreach Volunteer Management: Yuva Ekta Foundation

All backend processes supported by:

Teamwork Arts & Pratham Books teams